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Warner Bros. Options Movie Rights for Flawed and Perfect by Cecelia Ahern
29 Oct 2015 | Warner Bros have optioned movie rights for Cecelia Ahern’s forthcoming debut young adult series, Flawed and Perfect. 
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UTV Media confirms sale of its’ television assets to ITV for €135m
20 Oct 2015 | UTV Media has confirmed the sale of its television assets, including newly launched UTV Ireland, to ITV for £100m (€135m). 
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Section 481 cap increases to €70m while IFB Funding continues at 2015 levels
14 Oct 2015 | Another improvement has been made to the Section 481 film tax credit allowance in this year’s Budget as Minister Michael Noonan announced this week that the cap on eligible expenditure is to rise to €70 million. 
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Film Industry in Wicklow set for boost after County Council Initiative
14 Oct 2015 | The film and television industry in Wicklow has been given a major boost by the decision of Wicklow County Council to allow for a 100 per cent reduction in development contributions for film studio infrastructure. 
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MIPCOM: Belfast shot series ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ acquired by US network A&E
07 Oct 2015 | More news from MIPCOM where it has emerged that US network A&E has acquired six-part crime drama series ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’. 
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Larry Bass takes 100% control of ShinAwil in Share Buyback from Screentime
02 Oct 2015 | In a mutually agreed share buyback, Larry Bass the CEO of Irish company Screentime ShinAwiL, is taking 100% control of the company and reverting to the original name - ShinAwiL. 
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Creative Europe Desk Ireland launch new website and will present masterclass in October
30 Sep 2015 | In a week that also saw them launch a new mobile-friendly website which houses all the current information on both the MEDIA and Culture Sub-programmes, Creative Europe Desk Ireland have also announced details of a new masterclass taking place in October. 
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Two entertainment law firms team up to assist Irish and US clients in film and TV sectors
25 Jun 2015 | Two leading boutique media and entertainment law firms will collaborate to assist Irish and U.S. clients in the worldwide film, television and media sectors. 
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TG4 to host information day for producers and content suppliers
11 Jun 2015 | TG4 will host an information day for producers and content suppliers on June 30 to explain changes planned for TG4’s programme schedule from Autumn 2016 onwards and the impact it will have on the next commissioning round. 
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BAI added to Section 481 Revenue Guidelines
26 Mar 2015 | There has been a notification of Amendment to Revenue Commissioner’s Guidance Note for “Section 481” Investment in Film. 
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BAI Announces up to €24 Million in Funding through New Broadcasting Funding Scheme
03 Feb 2015 | The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of a new Broadcasting Funding Scheme, Sound & Vision 3. 
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IFTA/BAFTA Panel discussion held in London on January 22nd looks at maximising S481 tax incentives for UK Producers
29 Jan 2015 | IFTA and BAFTA co-hosted a panel discussion in London on Thursday, January 22nd – with over 180 producers and financial execs (including 40 Irish producers who travelled to the UK for the event) turning out to listen to an expert panel talking about maximising the tax incentives offered by Ireland’s newly enhanced and broadened Section 481 guidelines for UK producers. 
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Minister Humphreys highlights growth potential of animation sector on visit to Oscar nominees Cartoon Saloon
23 Jan 2015 | The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has said recent improvements made to the Section 481 Film Tax Relief offer significant potential for further growth in the Irish animation sector in 2015. Minister Humphreys was speaking as she visited the Oscar-nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, in Kilkenny. 
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2020 Vision: Octagon Films MD James Flynn talks Section 481 and what it means for future of industry
15 Jan 2015 | Producer of ‘Vikings’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’ talks to IFTN about the changes to Section 481 and his hopes for the future of the industry if the country maximises the incentives. 
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IFTA/BAFTA Co-host panel to look at Co-Productions and Maximising tax incentives
14 Jan 2015 | With Ireland this month enhancing and broadening the tax incentives for film and TV drama - offering up to 32% tax credit programme for film and television productions made in Ireland - IFTA and BAFTA in association with Sargent-Disc will present a panel discussion looking at the co-production landscape and the opportunities this may provide for UK production companies. 
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New Tax Incentives to bring Ireland in line with the UK and other European Countries
07 Jan 2015 | Changes to Section 481 which came into effect on January 1st which will further enhance tax incentives for the Irish Film and Television sector look set to give a major boost in the quest to attract big international film productions to Ireland, bringing Ireland in line with the incentives offered by the UK and other European countries. 
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Enhanced tax incentives will boost Irish film sector and attract major productions to Ireland – Minister Humphreys
02 Jan 2015 | Enhanced tax incentives will boost Irish film sector and attract major productions to Ireland – Minister Humphreys 
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New Tax Credit Initiative for Irish Production 2015
07 Dec 2014 | The Irish industry is preparing itself to embrace the new Tax Credit Initiative for Film due to be introduced in 2015. 
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IFB To Host Briefing On Tax Credit For Film, Television and Animation Production on November 25th
18 Nov 2014 | The Irish Film Board (IFB) will host a briefing on the new tax credit for film, television and animation production in Ireland on Tuesday 25 November. 
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Ardmore Studios Calls on Government To Provide €15m Infrastructure Fund to Support Growth in Audio-visual Industry
14 Nov 2014 | Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Chief Executive of Ardmore Studios, has stated that while Ireland’s film and TV production industry are poised to gain substantially from the benefits of the newly enhanced film tax credit scheme (Section 481), desired growth is hindered by the lack of sufficient studio space and facilities to enable these benefits to materialise. 
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